"Luana on Ladies' Day" - mixed media on reclaimed wood, 6.5" x 9". Ready to hang.
Ever since Listowel, I have been obsessed with hats. It's Mary's fault, really. From the moment her new window display went up, filled with chapeau eye candy, I've noticed hats everywhere I go. Good hats and bad hats, hats on women, hats on men, even hats on cats.
And it isn't just me. I recently subscribed to the Listowel Connection (check out this sweet blog here) so I could have a little daily dose of my favorite place on earth. And it's been filled with the ladies' day women in stunning hats. Gorgeous! Something divinely refined about a woman in a fancy hat.
But hats aren't just for the ladylike and the fancily dressed! Oh no! In another synchronistic move by the universe, a link to an incredible etsy store landed in my email box. Hats covered in fish? A venus flytrap headpiece? Or how about "The Kitten Ruined My Fascinator" - a hat with a cat leaving long scratches across the top! Fantastic! Apparently, hats can suit any occasion you can possibly imagine! (Check out MaorZabarHats on etsy here)
So it was no surprise when Luana (whose name means 'content, happy') appeared on the wood this day, nattily dressed in her finest hat. She sent me marching into my closet, looking at my own selection of hats, which consist largely of baseball caps and straw shade hats for gardening. Apparently I have a huge need for a hat with an artist's easel on top, or perhaps a larger hat covered in ducks? Luana will make sure I find just the right brim for my noggin.
Jen Walls and her imaJENation